Mary Stewart

Mary, Lady Stewart, née Mary Florence Elinor Rainbow was a British novelist, primarily of the gothic romance genre, but is best known for her Merlin series, which straddles the boundary between the historical novel and fantasy.
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font size="+1"The tense, twisty murder mystery which will have you on the edge of your seat, from the original queen of romantic suspense/font size

font size="+1"'Mary Stewart is magic' New York Times/font size

Following a heart-breaking divorce, Gianetta retreats to the Isle of Skye hoping to find tranquillity in the island's savage beauty.

But shortly before her arrival a girl's body is found on the craggy slopes of the looming Blue Mountain, and with the murderer still on the loose, there's nothing to stop him from setting his sights on Gianetta next . . .

Praise for Mary Stewart:

'There are few to equal Mary Stewart' Daily Telegraph

'One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century' Independent

'A natural successor to Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte' Guardian

'Total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors' Harriet Evans

'She set the benchmark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing' Elizabeth Buchan

What readers have said about Wildfire at Midnight:

'Could not put the book down, from start to finish! Absolutely brilliant! A great writer. Thank you Mary Stewart'

'I've read and re-read it countless times . . . wonderful setting for the plot, evocative and captivating writing, I love this book'

'If you like a beautiful heroine with pluck, a handsome hero, danger and strong descriptive passages this is a book for you'

'A fabulous fast paced read . . . Stewart keeps you guessing to the very end with a doozy of a nail-biting finish set amongst the swirling mists, shifting bogs and the rocky crags of the Cuillin'

font size="+1"A gripping, nail-biting adventure set in Scotland, from the original queen of romantic suspense/font size

font size="+1"Total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors' Harriet Evans/font size

When Rose Fenemore takes a desperately needed holiday to an isolated cottage on the Scottish island of Moila she doesn't expect much in the way of adventure - just a few quiet weeks of writing, walking and bird-watching.

And then, late one night during a wild storm, two young men appear in her doorway, seeking shelter from the wind and rain. Neither man is quite who he claims, and the question of who to trust will put Rose in grave peril . . .

Praise for Mary Stewart:

'Mary Stewart is magic' New York Times

'One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century' Independent

'She set the benchmark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing' Elizabeth Buchan

'Mary Stewart's writing is illuminated by her evident affection for the Western Scottish landscape . . . a rattling good yarn' Sunday Telegraph

Reader reviews of Stormy Petrel:

'Mary Stewart! What an author! . . . The plot has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, and the writing is a joy'

'She truly is one of the best romantic suspense writers, if not the best'

'Like consuming really rich chocolate you don't want it to end . . . She has the gift and has been sharing it with her readers generously. She still has magic'

'Mary Stewart specialises in novels which have you alternately holding your breath as to what might happen, or chuckling to yourself'

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